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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,750
United States Rank #712
Reach 0.3851%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 202.24 days
1185.46 days >
Average installed length: 622.87 days


VersionDistribution 88.64% 11.36%

Typically installed together

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Windows Media Center Add-in for Flash

What is Windows Media Center Add-in for Flash?

Windows Media Center Add-in for Flash is a Media Center add-in that provides the ability to recognize and play Flash files and animations. Various services such as hulu requires the Flash plugin in order to steam this media type.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is cvhbs.exe. The software installer includes 119 files and is usually about 4.25 MB (4,460,544 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sdks\windows\v8.0a\bootstrapper\packages\sqlclrtypes_x86\en
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E2D09AC2-4153-4817-AAEB-24F92A8BCE88}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.25 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Media Center Add-in for Flash

Program executable:cvhbs.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\microsoft shared\virtualization handler\cvhbs.exe
Additional files:
  • microsoft.sqlserver.types.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server Spatial Types Assembly)
  • sqlsysclrtypes_keyfile.dll - SQL Server Patch KeyFile

How do I remove Windows Media Center Add-in for Flash?

You can uninstall Windows Media Center Add-in for Flash from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Media Center Add-in for Flash, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Windows Media Center Add-in for Flash.

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.89%
Windows 10 8.63%
Windows XP 0.46%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 70.13%
Windows 7 Professional 10.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.83%
Windows 10 Home 4.77%
Windows 10 Pro 1.11%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 0.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.52%
  Canada 1.23%
  India 0.36%
  Iran 0.35%
  Australia 0.31%
  Philippines 0.27%
  Mexico 0.18%
  RS 0.17%
  United Kingdom 0.13%
  Romania 0.13%
  Israel 0.13%
  PR 0.11%
  Malaysia 0.11%
  Netherlands 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.98%
Dell 32.74%
Acer 12.48%
Toshiba 11.31%
ASUS 3.53%
Intel 1.70%
Lenovo 1.11%
Samsung 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.36%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.09%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.68%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 2.44%
Dell XPS 8300 2.34%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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